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>> he testified on capitol hill. >> why was he invited in the first place? because last year, a group invited all americans to take a migrant workers' job for the day. very few americans took them up on the offer and today stephen colbert of them upon it. he said that it was very hard work. >> it is time to roll of our sleeves and face this issue mon o -- it is certainly harder work than this. >> is it harder than the comedy show? >> it is absolutely hard. >> you do not want to return to it? what's i do not want to even
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" again.reen acres a >> he is an american citizen and he has a right to testify. >> one senior democrats strongly disagree. >> i am asking you to leave the room and betty -- the room completely and submit your statement. >> he was asked why you took on this issue. >> i like talking about people who do not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian.
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>> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent
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and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president this afternoon. her two companions remain imprisoned in iran. >> developing news in the fight of gays in the military, it is said that the constitutional rights were violated when she was described as gay. she must be given her job back. the don't ask don't tell policy could be ruled as early as today whether to file an injunction
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after being ruled unconstitutional. in the countdown to the november elections, a new poll shows that voters are splitting their anger among both parties. 68% do not like the job that the republicans are doing. >> loved ones are speaking out after a deadly fire takes the life of a mother and two children. her three other children left the hospital for the homes of their aunts and uncles. we are live with the very latest. >> you have been down here to this community and you know how they come together. there is just a mound of stuffed animals and flowers, all and testament of how people loved the family and today, they say that they cannot think these people enough. -- thank these people enough.
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>> she sacrificed herself for her kids. we lost three loved ones. >> the 21-year-old was killed in a town house fire after getting three of her children to safety. her 5-year-old son and 3-year- old son died with their mother before they could escape. >> i watched her grow up. i watched her have her babies. i am going to miss them. >> we miss you so much. >> the neighborhood children will miss them to. they bring their own stuffed animals and football's. friends sorted through donated clothes that were left to the doorsteps. >> these people have been great.
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>> in their grief, they are finding gratitude. >> we appreciate it. we cannot say thank you, and of. >> a candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow night. reporting live, abc7 news. >> she is not out of a job yet, but over already has an idea for her next career move >> county residents are still trying to make sense of an untimely death. we will have to live report coming up. >> a new distinction for the area, and not want to be happy about. >> in your weather center, some amazing numbers today.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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>> michele maybe hunting for a new job if she leaves the district and a powerful voice about iraq. oprah winfrey is recommending that she had to new jersey's troubled school district. she was called a warrior woman. there is no reaction.
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>> bob macdonald says there will be no confederate history month in virginia next year. instead, it will mark civil war month. there were apologies for making no mention of slavery. >> the summer of 2010 is now history. it may be remembered as one of the worst ever. the weather channel said so. despite dozens of the 90 plus degree days, we've got thunderstorms with winds as high as 90 mi. per hour. it knocked out power to 300,000 people and three other storms were damaging. >> thank you for reminding us. >> a young bicyclist killed in a
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hit and run for. >> we have some relief rolling in this weekend. we will have a look ahead. >> trent williams was being watched very closely today at practice and i have the latest. donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, but this may
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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>> friends and neighbors have gathered. >> a bicyclist died after suffering injuries in a hit and run. john gonzales joins us live. >> instead of campaigning with politicians, family members and friends of the victims have gathered here at the community college to remember her with a candlelight vigil and a public memorial service. it is just getting underway. it is held at the college because this is where she parked her car to go for a bike ride. she never returned.
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those who knew the 30-year-old said that the washington d.c. native was a good friend and a fantastic individual. here is the green party candidate on public television ashy campaign to become the next -- as she campaigned to become the next u.s. senator. >> once my disenfranchisement, i said i should be willing to give of their limited difference. >> she was training for a triathlon and was out riding her bike when she was critically struck by this s tv. state police say that the driver thought she had hit a deer and realized what had happened only when she arrived home and found the bicycle lodged under the car. >> she had decided to make that
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run for senate. i was really looking forward to working with her. >> the driver called the police about an hour after the accident and 3 mi. away. police say it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash and no charges have been filed. >> the current senator issued a statement saying that she admired the victim's the termination and would have enjoyed the energy. family and friends have begun to gather here at the college. >> here we are talking temperatures of 99 degrees in washington d.c. on the 24th of september. it has never been this hot this late in the season before. it is crazy stuff. it will cool off tonight and
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tomorrow and will cool off a lot more on sunday. let's put this in motion. the sun came up and it was out all day long. a little bit of a breeze of the bay kept coastal bay communities just a little bit cooler today in the upper 80s to lower 90s. others just had a hot day. 92 in hyattsville. one more stop in gaithersburg. everyone is picking up a fairly decent breeze. as we get a breeze, is downright refreshing. at brigham national airport, it was 99 degrees. it happened at 2:00 p.m.. it is 22 degrees above average. a new record at washington dulles as well.
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we tied the record today at 95. we had a hot day back in 1970 and we beat that today. all around the area, we are watching these numbers come down slowly. 96 in fairfax and marshall and 91 in gaithersburg. when we have cooler air to the west, is not frosty. it is cooler than we have and that is the kind of air that is coming in tomorrow. the noticeably cooler air is west of here. look at the numbers when you get back to chicago and minneapolis. it is 60 right now. more noticeably for us is what will happen on sunday when the wind starts coming off of the atlantic. the cold front will market down into the 80s and -- nodded down
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into the '80s. -- knocked it down into the 80s. there are the numbers tomorrow, about 85. much cooler on sunday with some showers and monday and tuesday could pick up some significant rainfall. >> the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving you forward. >> the redskins and it was on sunday. who do you like? what's the redskins, of course. -- >> the redskins, of course. the rams rank 30th in the league, so you would think that the redskins would be flying high. the scans noon -- normally struggle against the rams.
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this raises a red flag for his teammates. >> we need to go out and do that. i think that we are going into this game on grass and understand what happened last week, we are trying to put ourselves back in and trying to get these things going. >> the game plan is loaded with a running plays. williams became part of the offensive line and believes he will be playing on sunday, but shanahan will not confirm that. >> i think that when we drafted trent, he was born to be capable of she was going to be capable -- he was going to be
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capable of picking up the slack. >> the dallas cowboys are 0-2 and everybody is chirping about wade phillips. jerry jones stepped up and said that he has not lost any confidence in his head coach and that wade phillips is secure. this player is 6 ft. 11 and after the all-star break, he scored 22 points and had a great summer and it's a new deal. how about this? the denver nuggets are talking about a trade that could send anthony to the new jersey nets. the nuggets would get derek from the nets and a couple of first- round picks. in golf, they are playing the
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championship down in atlanta. how about this chip? he puts this in for a birdie. he tops the leader board with live donald -- luke donald. they are tied at 8 under par. the washington capitals are not happy with their coaches tonight. the coaches put the players through conditioning drills on ice. they know what they have to do. that was pretty interesting for that they were not happy out there. >> they are pushing back against the gop challenger and now david tells us the strategy. >> the wave of internal polling data shows that a republican takeover of the house is
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imminent. national pollsters still predict a gop leader. national pollsters still predict a gop leader.
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storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new.
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they later sold the cow, because they had all become lactose intolerant. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. >> a game that disappeared into history is back thanks to being crosby. the estate found a real from
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the 1962 world series. the only known copy of the series game. the crosbie was part only of the pittsburgh pirates. his wife says he was too nervous to watch the game. they do, very much. >> what a find. let's talk records. dallas airfield hit 99. we will cool off into the 80s tomorrow and on sunday and monday, the brain chances could bring us some very useful irain. >> you have a good weekend. bring us some very useful irain. >> you have a good weekend. " we will
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer
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funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.

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